“Appomattox” is one of a few place names that is not only shorthand for an historic event—the surrender of General R. E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the effective end of the Confederate States of America—but also a metaphor—for the end of the war, and for a new beginning as a reunified nation. The American Civil War Museum – Appomattox’s permanent exhibit explores these overlapping stories using more than 400 artifacts, photographs, and documents. Included in the exhibit is the uniform coat and sword that Robert E. Lee wore to the surrender, the Appomattox parole lists, and a dozen audiovisual stations that bring rich human stories to life.

The American Civil War Museum in Appomattox is located at the intersection of US 460 and State Route 24, just down the road from the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. There is ample free parking on-site.

Admission Rates Adult Senior Youth (6-17)
ACWM – Appomattox $10 $8.50 $5
All sites- Richmond & Appomattox $34 $34 $17
Free- Members, active-duty military, and children age 5 and under.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm




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    Ben S

    What a wonderful Museum! With both a guided and a self guided tour, this museum lays out in great detail, the Confederate States desire to be free to prosper without oppression and the war that ensued thereafter.

    Christy S

    This easy to locate museum contains unique artifacts and shares the personal stories of a variety of different individuals involved in the Civil War. As it is located near Appomattox it is easy to visit both sites in a morning or afternoon.

    Ed P

    This is a must see and my vote is to do this FIRST before going to the courthouse site. ( it is on the road going to the courthouse site.. like 3 miles down the road) It is clean, the staff of friendly and very informative and the displays are very very well done.
    Give yourselves an hour plus at least.

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